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Mike Dixon

Associate Dean for Platform Technologies and Infrastructure

Professor Mike Dixon was appointed as Associate Dean for Platform Technologies and Infrastructure in August 2016.

He is Professor of Dental Genetics at Manchester, with research interests in normal and abnormal facial development with particular emphasis on cleft lip and cleft palate. 

Professor Dixon initially trained as a dentist at The University of Manchester, obtaining his BDS in 1983. He completed a PhD in developmental biology at Manchester in 1988 before undertaking post-doctoral training in human genetics at Saint Mary's Hospital, London. 

His research group has played a central role in the identification of the genetic mutations underlying a number of human facial malformation syndromes including Treacher Collins syndrome, Papillon-Lefevre syndrome, Van der Woude/popliteal pterygium syndrome, amelogenesis imperfecta, and dentine dysplasia. 

Professor Dixon's research has been recognised by the award of several national and international prizes, including the prestigious International Association for Dental Research Craniofacial Biology Research Award in 2001. In 2003, he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery by election from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.